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“A Little Bit of Japan in Sitka” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo
Ranked #15 of 40 Restaurants in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Palos Heights, Illinois
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“A Little Bit of Japan in Sitka”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

Little Tokyo Restaurant in Sitka is perennially good when one has a hankering for sushi. (Please note: I have only sampled the sushi at the restaurant so cannot comment on other menu items.) Rolls have always been fresh-tasting on the many times I have dined at the restaurant. One caveat: I adore ahi, the richly flavored red-fleshed yellowfin tuna that is a staple of sushi and sashimi but one thing I do not like about Little Tokyo's sushi is the tuna served is pinkish in color ala what one sees frozen in supermarkets and treated with "tasteless smoke" aka carbon monoxide for color retention. It tastes "okay" but unlike fresh ahi, it is visually and texturally not all that appealing.

Some of the better, more interesting sushi rolls are the special rolls listed on the back page of the menu. They tend to be bigger than regular rolls with more ingredients and often more varied tastes. Several of LIttle Tokyo's rolls are heavy on cream cheese filler and deep frying. Be sure to check rolls' ingredient lists and sample different rolls that aren't all the same.

The edamame comes out hot--thankfully it is not sitting around getting cold as in some Japanese restaurants I have visited. Seaweed salad has a good flavor; it's something I always order. The texture/size of Little Tokyo's seaweed is a bit different than any I have ever sampled elsewhere but it is tasty.

Service is generally prompt although a bit brusque at times.

The restaurant is located very close to St Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Sitka, right in the middle of the main part of town. During summer high season the restaurant is open 7 days a week but during off season Little Tokyo closes on Sundays.

While the sushi is not as creative as one will find in some sushi bars, having Little Tokyo in downtown Sitka is a great option for locals and visitors alike when they want a sushi fix.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Ashland, Oregon
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284 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Just OK.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Only had the udon noodles, which were OK. Sushi looked good and was made fresh, but didn't try it.

Visited June 2012
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Bandon, Oregon
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“recommend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

excellent service, excellent food, typically smaller, Japanese servings

Visited August 2011
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Tacoma, Washington
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“THE place to go for sushi.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

HUGE selection of sushi prepared right in front of you. At least once a week i get 2 Vegas rolls for lunch.
Cheap
Good
Sushi.

Visited March 2012
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“service improving”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

good sushi , the service has historically been lousy but seems to have improved

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